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It’s been awhile since The Dead Inside was available anywhere to rent, so it excites me to tell you that you can head over to Vimeo right now and watch it! $2.99 rental and $7.99 digital purchase. Please check out and support my award winning feature film horror musical! It’s the perfect blend of laughs and scares this Halloween season. We played over 60 festivals worldwide, and took top honors at many. The Dead Inside is a unique film put together by some seriously talented artists, including: Cinematographer Shannon Betz, …
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Take a saturated trip back in time to when paper-mâché and blatant sexism ruled science fiction cinema! The latest short film by DrexelBox’s own Travis Betz and Shannon Betz. LADY SPACEMAN!
Do you like ghosts, zombies, struggling artists, witches, possession, brains and musicals??? Then I got you covered with my feature film The Dead Inside. Currently you can rent it on Netflix…if you still hang on to your hard disc account. Hopefully they will stream the movie one day, but for now you’ll have to have it sent in the mail and pop it in the ol’ DVD player. The Dead Inside can also be purchased on Amazon…so add it to your collection today!
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Hey all! So this is my third and final video I made for the Homemade Movie series. It was a lot of fun and I want to thank them for bringing me on board. Thanks to Devin Barry, Ryan Young, Luke Gannon, and Jhey Castles for doing some acting! Shannon Betz for shooting it. Check out the video and also check out the Side-Bye-Side to compare it to the original! Recreating the Inception score with my voice was also a lot of fun. Enjoy!
BEHIND THE SCENES
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I was fortunate enough to have Max Landis agree to play the David Naughton role in my latest creation…or re-creation…the transformation scene from An American Werewolf in London. I was hired by Cinefix to put the video together, and they put me in touch with Max. Since his father (John Landis) directed the original film, it was only right he come over to my house, let us slather him in gross fake hair, and howl at the moon. It was also his dad’s birthday, so he used the opportunity as …
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You watched me remake the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer with paper and humans…now watch the process! Go behind the scenes with me and a few other DrexelBoxers!
There’s a cool new movie book hitting the streets today…and I think you should get yourself a copy. Why? Because not only is it a book about under-appreciated/under-seen movies, but it features essays on both Lo and Dust Up! Description here:
From filmmaker and journalist Mike Watt comes a new collection of essays focusing on more than 70 “underseen” films. These include “lost” films like Johnny Depp’s directorial debut, “The Brave”; “Don’s Plum”, the film that Leo DiCaprio sued to hide from the public; Mauritzio Nichetti’s sexy live-action/animated comedy “Volere Volare”; …
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Cinefix hired me to make a paper version of Guardians of the Galaxy…so I did…and this is the result!
Starring: Travis Betz, Jeremiah Birkett, Ward Roberts and Shannon Betz
The WE MAKE MOVIES podcast has a discussion on horror musicals and they say some real nice things about yours truly and The Dead Inside. If you want to see what they say skip to 52.20 in the video, but the entire podcast is worth a listen/watch. All good stuff.
Guess what everyone! I have a brand new short film launching on the ol’ internet this Monday! It’s called Poison Pussy cat and it will melt your hard-boiled brain. Here is a little teaser GIF to wet your whistle until then.
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An update video for filmmaker Travis Betz (umm…me) and his company DrexelBox Films. Today I talk about the brand new DrexelBox Website AND I have a special guest! Actress/songstress Sarah Lassez drops by to chit chat and sing a song. This shit is gonna be fun.
Hey everyone! My film company’s website got a fancy new upgrade. Head on over and check it out. There’s lot’s of projects from me as well as other DrexelBox members. While you’re there be sure to sign up on the email list so you know when and where you can see our future works.
There’s a helluva lotta irons in a red hot cauldron over at DrexelBox, so you can and should expect amazing things.
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Or at least according to this intelligent and thoughtful review of Lo on Amazon. I actually love getting reviews like this, as they remind me how different we all are and also how silly some people can be. If I’m offending someone then I’m doing my job. What truly irks me about the review isn’t the “liberal agenda” or the call to Satanism (sigh), but the fact that this ignorant little coward is so insecure about the film, that they needed to go and spoil the twist ending in their …
I received a Google alert this morning informing me that a bad ass little bar in Brooklyn, New York is screening my demon love story, Lo! I did a little digging on the place and found out they have a T.A.R.D.I.S. in the bar, and do screenings of Doctor Who and other British sci-fi on a regular basis. I am honored to have my film screened at a place that appreciates the finer things in life. I wish I could be there.
If YOU live in or near Brooklyn, get your …
Now you can own one of my very own paper nightmares! Every day the strangest scenes pass through my head. I decided that instead of letting them float off into obscurity, I would capture them forever in paper form, sign and date them, slap them in a frame and sell them to little ol’ you. Not only am I creating my own worlds, but I will also customize one for you! Got a scene in your head? A photograph you want replicated? Let’s talk. I can do that.
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